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Shop Talk with Trent Wallman

"Is It Getting Looked At


December 1, 2020

We have recently purchased a couple new to us 152’s, and with that always comes a long list of squawks to take care of. We always treat a new plane to an annual inspection where we will also upgrade and replace old equipment. Just about every time I annual a new to us plane, I find things that have been looked over, neglected, or straight up pencil whipped. I understand not everything can be made perfect on an airplane. Nobody has the time or money for that. Items that don’t have an immediate impact on safety tend to get neglected. Unfortunately, some of those neglected items can build...

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